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Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,385
Posted By delbiker1

I have both Zaffiro Pro and Rubino Pro, 30mm...

I have both Zaffiro Pro and Rubino Pro, 30mm tires on bikes. The Rubino's are a much smoother ride with less weight, but the Zaffiro's were bought on-sale at $15. That is pretty hard to beat for a...
11-15-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 526
Posted By delbiker1

There have been a lot of very nice, vgc, used rim...

There have been a lot of very nice, vgc, used rim brake wheels available, some at fantastic prices. I do not need wheels, but it has been quite tempting to buy a set with some of the offers seen...
11-13-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By delbiker1

Get the fit right, then get some time and miles...

Get the fit right, then get some time and miles on your bike before making changes. So much will depend on how much and how hard of riding you will be doing.
11-12-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,665
Posted By delbiker1

More like what did we miss while you were on...

More like what did we miss while you were on vacation. Almost 2000 views already, close to 100 replies. Jump right back in.
11-12-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 918
Posted By delbiker1

I liked it until I got to, " A crummy...

I liked it until I got to, " A crummy commercial", quoting Ralphie Parker.
11-12-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By delbiker1

Low cost 9 speed cassettes are very available,...

Low cost 9 speed cassettes are very available, with a lot of low cost options. You are asking about 9 speed brifters, get a cheap 9 speed cassette would be the easiest, and likely the cheapest, way...
11-11-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By delbiker1

What we think matters not, Caveat Emptor. Accept...

What we think matters not, Caveat Emptor. Accept that you made the mistake, regardless of the seller's description, deal with it the best way you can, and move on.
11-09-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 939
Posted By delbiker1

Last year, 2021, I had my first flat on Christmas...

Last year, 2021, I had my first flat on Christmas morning, being about 9,000 miles since my previous flat in July, 2020. This year has been an incredibly high number of flats, on different bikes and...
11-08-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 72,864
Views: 11,835,582
Posted By delbiker1

I know nothing about this bike, but it sure is...

I know nothing about this bike, but it sure is nice. Local to me if anyone has interest in it.

https://delaware.craigslist.org/bik/d/bethany-beach-1989-fat-city-cycles/7554587115.html
11-06-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 615
Posted By delbiker1

I am with you on not wishing that on anybody. It...

I am with you on not wishing that on anybody. It was excruciating pain for months, a number of times. A neurosurgeon did 2 partial discectomy/laminectomy, 1999-2002, and thought I was an very good...
11-06-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 615
Posted By delbiker1

I have a prosthetic disc at L5-S1, surgery in...

I have a prosthetic disc at L5-S1, surgery in 2004. When I had it done, it was still in the clinical trial phase, hence, I was in the study. I returned once a year, for 7 years, for an exam and...
11-06-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 615
Posted By delbiker1

Not as drastic as yours, but, I had fusion done...

Not as drastic as yours, but, I had fusion done at C5-6 in 2007. I have done quite well with it. However, I am again having issues with neck pain and diminished range of motion. This year, once...
11-06-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By delbiker1

My LBS gave me one.

My LBS gave me one.
11-06-22, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4,570
Views: 360,453
Posted By delbiker1

I have really been struggling for the last 6...

I have really been struggling for the last 6 weeks or so, low left back and left hip. I have only been on a bike 3 times for short, easy rides. Yesterday, I felt good and it was a gorgeous day. I...
11-04-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By delbiker1

I see no reason to switch from your current set...

I see no reason to switch from your current set up. 11-30 with 50/34 covers a lot of different territory. If I was going to switch, I would want to keep the same cassette for both indoor and...
10-26-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 679
Posted By delbiker1

I have been there many times. The restaurant,...

I have been there many times. The restaurant, IMO, is ok. It is out of the way for someone on a bike that just wants to lunch or dine there.
10-25-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,584
Posted By delbiker1

For me, it is almost always physical health...

For me, it is almost always physical health issues that keep me off my bikes. I barely rode the first 4 months of this year due to acute prostatitis and shoulder issues. Since mid September, I have...
10-25-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 679
Posted By delbiker1

The town of Berlin, MD, the coolest little town...

The town of Berlin, MD, the coolest little town in America, 7 miles west of OC, MD. Assawoman Wildlife Refuge, across the bay from Fenwick Island, has about a 5 mile loop, mostly gravel, connecting 3...
10-21-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By delbiker1

I use a strap like the kind used for frame and...

I use a strap like the kind used for frame and mini pumps to attach the KoolStop bead jack to the frame. Many types and brands available.
10-19-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By delbiker1

Nothing unusual about that. I believe a lot of...

Nothing unusual about that. I believe a lot of the cassettes I have had over the years are like that. That includes Shimano, Microshift, Miche, and maybe one other brand. By far, I have used mostly...
10-18-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,337
Posted By delbiker1

For most of my rides; spare tube, patch kit, co2...

For most of my rides; spare tube, patch kit, co2 canister and a frame pump. I rarely know where I will be going, or for how long, when I ride. There is a lot of cell phone dead area where I live. I...
10-18-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,774
Posted By delbiker1

The simplest, most factual answer is: That is...

The simplest, most factual answer is: That is what someone put on them. There are many answers to the reasons for which bar is used.
Forum: Introductions
10-17-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome from a septuagenarian that has retained...

Welcome from a septuagenarian that has retained some of his child. He comes out most often when pedaling a bike, and he is always welcome.
10-07-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By delbiker1

Just going to back up that any weight savings...

Just going to back up that any weight savings with the wheels I would buy for the bike would have minimal effect that would probably be not noticed. The ride itself would be significantly improved...
10-06-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By delbiker1

I find that for a quick degreasing while cleaning...

I find that for a quick degreasing while cleaning the rest of the bike, spray on degreaser and then soap and water work well. For a deep clean, removing the chain and putting it in a container with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By delbiker1

I was a bit leery of the angle and width of the...

I was a bit leery of the angle and width of the drops on the Beacon bar, and hesitated purchasing one. Excel Sports had them on sale, so I bought one. It took a very short time to realize that it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By delbiker1

You pretty much answered your question on advice....

You pretty much answered your question on advice. With properly operating brakes, and appropriate circumstances, nothing wrong with a lot of speed. I love to go fast, and I like excellent braking...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By delbiker1

I have angled brake/STI levers inward for a long...

I have angled brake/STI levers inward for a long time. I recently switched two of my bikes to Ritchey Beacon bars and the angle is even more than on traditionally shaped drop bars. The Beacon, for...
10-06-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4,570
Views: 360,453
Posted By delbiker1

After 5 days of nor-easter wind, rain and chilly...

After 5 days of nor-easter wind, rain and chilly temp, yesterday, I got in my first ride in 5 days, EEK. I saw the sun for about 30 minutes. Got on my Smoothie for it's first ride with the Ritchey...
10-05-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By delbiker1

Truer words have never been spoken.

Truer words have never been spoken.
10-05-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,276
Posted By delbiker1

Nice pictures from your rides. I believe that is...

Nice pictures from your rides. I believe that is a Beacon handlebar on your bike. I now have one on two bikes and just love the set up. I am heading to Tennessee and Kentucky sometime in the next few...
10-05-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By delbiker1

Yes, to cutting the steer tube, with...

Yes, to cutting the steer tube, with considerations. The tube on new forks purposely come with a long length. That gives the person using the fork the option of different lengths, depending on bike...
10-05-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By delbiker1

Yes, I understand that. I have carbon fiber Orbea...

Yes, I understand that. I have carbon fiber Orbea Avant that is never going to be as quiet a couple of my other bikes. I have minimized that noise, but, I have also accepted that it is what it is....
10-05-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By delbiker1

Squeaks, clicks, rubbing, etc., drive me nuts. I...

Squeaks, clicks, rubbing, etc., drive me nuts. I can never let one get to the point the OP is describing. One that took me a while to locate wasn't the bike, but the shoestring aglets clicking when...
10-05-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,361
Posted By delbiker1

Probably 90% of my time on bikes is spent in the...

Probably 90% of my time on bikes is spent in the big ring. I live in flatland, usually in the small ring only when riding into a strong headwind, or with a load on a bike. The bike I use for that,...
10-04-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By delbiker1

FS: Giro Republic SPD size 42

Had these attached to a different post, now posted separately.

Barely used Giro Republic in black, size 42, with cleats. Uppers and insoles look new, outer sole and cleats show minimal usage. $70...
10-03-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By delbiker1

Personally, I always have the attitude that...

Personally, I always have the attitude that others, especially drivers of vehicles, have issues with their vision, whatever the reason, which affects their ability to see me. I mostly wear bright...
10-03-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By delbiker1

And, I now have a barely used pair in black, size...

And, I now have a barely used pair in black, size 42 with cleats, that are up for sale.
10-03-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By delbiker1

From the pictures, IMO, Phil is likely right...

From the pictures, IMO, Phil is likely right about some damage. Not sure what is being shown at the IALI of the down tube decal. Is that a bad rust spot above the ZED of the same decal. I have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By delbiker1

FYI, I have patched latex in that same location;...

FYI, I have patched latex in that same location; Rema patches worked well, glueless not so.
10-03-22, 05:29 AM
Forum: Introductions
09-30-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By delbiker1

Hello from another Delawarean, Bethany Beach area.

Hello from another Delawarean, Bethany Beach area.
09-29-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 536
Posted By delbiker1

I am in the camp that does not like flat bars on...

I am in the camp that does not like flat bars on a road bike, due to being uncomfortable after riding for not that long. However, as I age, and due to chronic spinal issues, I have to do do a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By delbiker1

I have had quite a few Hutchinson Fusion...

I have had quite a few Hutchinson Fusion Performance tires and never had a problem with them. In fact, I liked them a lot, but, their price jumped a lot during the worst of covid. I just recently...
09-28-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By delbiker1

Zippety-Doo-Da! One of SNL's funniest...

Zippety-Doo-Da! One of SNL's funniest characters, IMO. The bike looks pretty decent with that nice 105 group.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,984
Posted By delbiker1

Good on you for the final result, extra-special...

Good on you for the final result, extra-special kudos to the LBS for the fantastic help and customer service. And, for whatever reason, good on Specialized. Having a good relationship with a LBS is a...
09-27-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,225
Posted By delbiker1

Not a fan of leather cycling gloves, nor cotton....

Not a fan of leather cycling gloves, nor cotton. They hold the moisture, and smell terrible after drying. I like full fingered gloves with no, or minimal padding, that wick moisture and dry quickly....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By delbiker1

To me, it sounds like a cable issue, not the...

To me, it sounds like a cable issue, not the cassette. I wonder if the OP used the barrel adjuster at the RD, he mentions slackening the cable, but does not mention the adjuster. In addition, I am...
09-26-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By delbiker1

If you read the original post through, the poster...

If you read the original post through, the poster states they are not questioning longevity. He/she is asking about any experience anyone has had with that particular bb, ergo, my post. If I am still...
09-26-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By delbiker1

I replaced a piece of crap FSA PF BB and not as...

I replaced a piece of crap FSA PF BB and not as bad crankset with a Tiagra 4600 crank and the bb you are asking about. I then replaced that crank set with a real nice CF Kuota, using the same bb. I...
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